Nuts are a very important part of a healthy diet! Nuts contain nutrients such as protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats. Walnuts contain Omega 3 such as mono and polyunsaturated. Besides walnut or walnut contains Omega 3 (essential fatty acid).
This combination of nutrients give us several benefits:
-Nuts keep us satisfied for a long time helping to control hunger and might benefit with weight management
-Nuts provide fats that protect the heart
-Nuts Improve Cholesterol
-The Fiber content in nuts helps us maintain a healthy digestive system
-Nuts protect against free radicals with antioxidants
-Nuts help to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar
You can use nuts in:
-Milk (almond, cashew, etc)
-Creams or nut butters (to spread on sandwiches)
Because of its high calorie content, it is recommended to consume one to two servings of nuts a day only. One serving equals 2 tablespoons of nut butter or 1/4 cup of any nut. But don’t panic, just because they contain lots of calories does not mean that we should not eat them, but rather be consumed in moderation!